Saturday, December 20, 2008

NewAgers? Arrogant? I Never Noticed,...

"Arrogant? I’d call it that, but the problem with the global-warming movement and the Next Ice Age movement that preceded it is not arrogance per se but its advancement into a religion, where dissenters are cast as modern heretics and debate is rejected.  It’s Galileo in reverse, where scientists who dispute both the models and the data lose patronage and funding, not because they’re wrong, but because they threaten the cash cow that the global-warming religion promises to researchers for the next couple of decades.

Both movements had the same goal: state control of energy production.  That’s the arrogance that bothers me."


-- Ed Morrissey, getting all cranky about NewAge cultism, for Hot Air.